|Squirt really enjoyed Tour De Jasper 2011|
|Matt looks for a place to dry his tent|
Like the other tour days, I didn't have to rush to leave. Once again, Deanna offered to ride with me. Thanks Deanna! You are the best! I hope that we get to ride together again sometime. It was still a cool morning, but there was no rain.
|Morry gets ready to leave Tete Jaune campsite|
|Not that far to go, really!|
|Mt. Robson is in the clouds ahead|
|Mt. Robson- no view of the top on this trip|
|Nicole rode with us for a bit|
After climbing for what seemed awhile we made it to the Yellowhead Pass. We soon passed into Alberta.
|Heading towards Jasper|
|Tour De Jasper after the ride and a big breakfast|
I really enjoyed being part of Tour De Jasper this year. I shall savour the memories of yet another successful year. I was so happy to meet more fellow bicyclists, I hope that perhaps I can ride with some you again one day. I really enjoyed everyone's company. I was named Squirrel as I scurry around chatting with everyone. I wear that name proudly and have renamed my Twitter, geocaching, and Postcrossing call handles to feature that name. And a friend is going to make a Squirrel on a bike logo for Xmas.
As for mementos of the trip, I received a half/half pedals as a thank you gift and a nice card which is displayed on my computer table. I also kept the sign that my bike wore and as suggested by Jim, I got many of the participants and crew of Tour De Jasper to sign it. That makes it so very special that it's hanging on my walls at home to remember the good times that we had. Thanks to all those who signed it.
|Autographed sign is hanging in spare room|
After reading my posts about Tour De Jasper, are you inspired in joining the tour next year? If so, you really should visit the Tour De Jasper website at http://openroadbiketours.ca/pages/tdj/tdj_home.html It's a great way to to get introduced to bicycle touring. And you can't beat the food too! So tasty...yum!
You should also read my posts about Tour De Jasper in 2010. You can start by clicking here to see the first post that I made - http://carolynsflightoffancy.blogspot.com/2010/07/tour-de-jasper-part-i.html
You can view the video that Scott # 2 made when he first did Tour De Jasper in 2009 by clicking this link - http://youtu.be/kCuWTPkK9t0
I'm considering doing a slideshow presentation for the Ramblers about my 2011 Bike Journey this year. I'm not the best in front of crowds when it comes to that. I've been doing yearly slideshows with music for the Annual Rambler's AGM which everyone loves! When I mentioned about doing this possibly, they all seemed very interested and said that I should do it. Jim said he would help out too.. Hmmmm....